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The Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.
|Sponsor and Award||Entry Fee||Genre||Cash Prize||Prize includes||Application Deadline|
A prize of $3,000 and publication by Tupelo Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 88 pages with a $28 entry fee by December 31. All entries are considered for...
Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize
A prize of $3,000 and publication by Waywiser Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet who has published no more than one book of poems. The winner is also invited to give a reading at...
Bronx Council on the Arts
Grants of $3,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who reside in the Bronx in New York City. Winners must complete a one-time public service activity....
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$3,000||1/31/14|
First/Second Book Award
A prize of $3,000 and publication by Tupelo Press is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee by April 30. All entries are...
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
A prize of $3,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website is given annually for a short story or an essay. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also awarded. John Howard Reid and Dee Konrad will...
|$16||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$3,000||Publication||4/30/13|
A prize of $3,000 and publication on the Campbell Corner website is given annually for a group of poems that "treat larger transpersonal themes with lyric intensity." The winning writer is also invited...